November 3, 2010 - Drawing Room - Best Laid Plans
November 3, 2010

Best Laid Plans

Marjetica Potrč, “Venice Case Study,” 2010.
18 drawings, each 21 x 29.7cm, ink on paper.*

Best Laid Plans
An exhibition, book and symposium that will involve international artists:
Matei Bejenaru, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Janice Kerbel, Marie Lund, Marjetica Potrč, Paul Rooney, Katya Sander, Ultra-red

11 November 2010 – 23 January 2011
Private view Wed 10 November

The Drawing Room
Tannery Arts
Brunswick Wharf
55 Laburnum Street
London E2 8BD
Gallery open Wednesday – Sunday 12.00 to 18.00
Gallery closed 20 Dec ’10 – 5 Jan ’11
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The artists in this exhibition use different forms of drawing to create models for alternative ways of living in or viewing the modern world. Strategic planning is associated with ‘objective’ graphic forms such as maps, diagrams, graphs, charts and sketches. Turning such a notion on its head, the works in this exhibition explore fantastical scenarios, impossible geographies, new beings and habitats and subtle subversions of life as we know it. The international artists in Best Laid Plans exploit the positive potential of human fallibility and explore it as a force for imagining new forms of organisation and existence.

Best Laid Plans includes the following new commissions: a wall-drawing by Texan-based Trenton Doyle Hancock, a video and drawn installation by Danish artist Katya Sander, three new works by Danish artist Marie Lund, a choir performance by Romanian artist Matei Bejenaru and new work by the international sound collective Ultra-red.

A publication and symposium are produced in collaboration with Middlesex University:
Best Laid Plans symposium: Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, 12 November, 10.30 – 17.00.

The symposium will include performances by Matei Bejenaru (with Will Dutta) in the Turbine Hall and by Marie Lund; conversations between artists Trenton Doyle Hancock, Marjetica Potrč, Paul Rooney, Katya Sander, Ultra-red, and writers/curators Jon Bird (Professor of Art & Critical Theory, Middlesex University), Esther Leslie (Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck, University of London) and Katharine Stout (Curator, Tate Britain).
Tate Modern|Symposia|Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans is conceived by Cylena Simonds in collaboration with the Drawing Room. Simonds is an independent curator and writer engaging with the politics of representation and the representation of politics.

For press enquires please call Mary Doyle or Kate Macfarlane at the Drawing Room +44 (0)20 7729 5333,

*Image above:
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm.

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